Day 7: Courageous Women Watchlist

It is that time of the year, where you may have a storm and need to be hunkered down in your home, apartment or farm.  We have seen snow from the South yesterday and today the storm has moved into the Northeast. This kind of day calls for binge watching! So grab your hot chocolate and get ready for a watchlist made to inspire you. I have decided to share a watchlist of lectures and movies sharing the stories of courageous women.

While my movie list could have included Anne of Green Gables, Gorillas in the Mist, or even Moana, I thought I should dig into the past a bit and also include some documentaries for inspiration. One documentary, “Advanced Style” looks at how women in NY face aging with spunk and fashion.

Feel free to add some of your favorites in the comment section…a list of 10 is not enough…And bookmark this list for when you need it…

Lectures/TED Talks

  1. Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine
  2. Caroline Paul, Raising Brave Girls
  3. Serena Williams, on Tennis, Love and Motherhood
  4. For these women, Reading is a Heroic Act
  5. Mother and Daughter–Doctor–Heroes
  6. The Hospitality of Self
  7. Ted Talks that will Make You Feel Good

Movies and Documentaries

  1. Mona Lisa Smile
  2. A Far off Place
  3. Half the Sky
  4. Maidentrip
  5. A Ballerina’s Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copland
  6. Akeela and the Bee
  7. The Man in the Moon
  8. A Long Walk Home
  9. Advanced Style
  10. 14 Women


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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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